Join Us For The Live Taping Of GloucesterCast 461 At 9AM Sunday January 17, 2021

Join Us For The Live Taping Of GloucesterCast 461 At 9AM Sunday January 17, 2021


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Breaking storm, high tide Long Beach: spectacular ocean fountains as receding waves ricocheted off seawall into oncoming surf

Views from Long Beach, Rockport & Gloucester, Mass. January 16, 2021

One of nature’s ocean fountain water shows was on exhibition today as walls of waves slammed the seawall then smashed into incoming surf.

The suite of windy ocean spray waltzes are infinite and varied.

of course I failed to convey the beauty and instance of a plume line but I tried 🙂

pinch and zoom or click through to enlarge photos- Light splash over along the walkway, sole surfer, wave watchers, and a few dog walkers.

splash overs were light; rapid wave cycles as winds coming off ocean


Ahoy- fun sale 20% off all nautical items at Main Street Art & Antiques today ⚓⚓#GloucesterMA

OPENS at Noon!

Main Street Arts & Antiques 124 Main Street (978) 281-1531

Discover nautical themed finds – maritime lamps, tableware, books, dishes, Folly Cove prints, jewelry

Main Street Arts & Antiques updates on Facebook and Instagram- check them out!

David Cox, proprietor and photographer holding a photograph ca.1923 by his father Frank Cox- not for sale!

This sale reminded me about my first set of dishes, purchased for my first apartment after college, dinnerware once commissioned for an ocean liner, unearthed at Main Street Arts & Antiques. Main Street Arts & Antiques has been that way ever since– there is always something to discover! What have you found?

Beyond nautical: Selection of floral themed tableware (buttercup, dog wood), lovely linens, table accessories this January 2021

Cheery blooms in winter: Imagine a Princess Bride themed movie night featuring these beautiful buttercup dishes NOW – until they can shine for outdoor safe distancing garden parties and future covid-19 free soirees.

Covid-19 precautions in place.

summer 2020

@FishermenGHS: Game Day Live Streams 1/16/21

Thursday 1/21: Virtual GMGI Science Hour with OceanX Vice Chairman, Dr. Vincent Pieribone

Cape Ann Community

GMGI’s free, virtual lecture series The GMGI Science Hour returns for the new year, and we are thrilled to kick off 2021 with Dr. Vincent Pieribone, Vice Chairman of OceanX

Please join us on Thursday, January 21st at 7:30pm via Zoom to hear Dr. Pieribone discuss the fascinating adventures of OceanX and what it means for the future of Ocean Science. Registration is required — register today! A live Q&A session will be held after Dr. Pieribone’s talk, and will be moderated by GMGI’s Donald G. Comb Science Director, Dr. Andrea Bodnar.

You can register here, as well as view previous Science hour talks on our website. Please reach out to with any questions.

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Pathways for Children Welcomes Eric Mitchell as new President & CEO

Portrait of Suffolk University alumni Eric Mitchell.

Gloucester, Massachusetts – Pathways for Children is pleased to welcome Eric Mitchell as the new President & CEO, effective January 1, 2021. Mr. Mitchell joined Pathways for Children in 2017 as Vice President and  Chief Operations Officer (COO).

Eric Mitchell brings more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles across not-for-profit agencies focusing on at-risk children and families. Prior to Pathways for Children, Mr. Mitchell was the Deputy Field Director at Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), which serves more than 100,000 low-income people in Boston and the Mystic Valley annually. Mr. Mitchell holds various board appointments, including Roxbury Youthworks.

“I am pleased that the board unanimously selected Eric Mitchell to become President and CEO,” said Thomas Zarrella, Pathways for Children’s Chairman of the Board.  “I have a great deal of respect and appreciation for the work Eric has brought to Pathways already, and am confident in his ability to lead the organization to new heights in the future.”

Pathways for Children’s previous President & CEO, Sue Todd, retired after forty years with the organization, with 34  of those years at the helm. The leadership transition was announced in February of 2020, providing ample time for a smooth transfer of power.

“Our succession and transition plan is the best I’ve ever known of in my forty years with child welfare,” said Sue Todd. “(Eric is) ambitious and eager to learn. He’s ready. I see great things for Pathways in the future.”

Mr. Mitchell holds a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Tufts University, and a Master in Public Administration and a Master of Science in Professional Politics from Suffolk University

Gloucester Education Foundation Funds Expansion of Community Resource Dog Program and Provides Books about Ace the Dog to Classrooms

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GLOUCESTER , MASS. – Gloucester Education Foundation has partnered with the Gloucester Police Department to fund school-based activity of “Ace” the Department’s new Community Resource Dog.

With support from the Dusky Fund and other local donors, Gloucester Education Foundation has awarded $5,000 to the Community Resource Dog program. This funding will make it possible for Ace the dog to spend additional time in classrooms helping students cope with social-emotional needs and challenges presented by the pandemic.

“Supporting our kids’ mental health and well-being during this incredibly challenging year is a priority for us at Gloucester Education Foundation” said Aria McElhenny, Executive Director of the local nonprofit. “Ace brings joy, smiles and comfort to our students, and, we’re thrilled to partner with the Police to help make sure as many kids as possible will benefit from this wonderful program.”

In addition to more classroom time for Ace, the grant from Gloucester…

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